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Why Downtown Works

Why Downtown Works

Commercial office space in Downtown Norfolk offers everything a growing business is looking for. This is the business and financial center for the region. Get close to your clients and potential clients. Work in a walkable business district filled with restaurants, water access and proximity to everything that makes business easier and your employees happier.

Downtown Norfolk offers a wide variety of commercial real estate options in prime locations. Whether you’re looking for waterfront offices or a spacious commercial property with great public transportation options, Downtown Norfolk has the real estate solution for your business. Of course, working Downtown offers networking opportunities, an authentic downtown setting and convenience.

For information on Downtown Statistics, such as demographics and population click here.

Is Downtown Norfolk Having Its Moment? Distinction Magazine, 2015

Norfolk Reinvented from Keith Lanpher on Vimeo.



Downtown Norfolk is a great place to set up shop, no matter what business you’re in. But don’t take our word for it, get it straight from those who know first-hand.

“It's one young entrepreneur following another down here.”

Mel Price, Principal, Work Program Architects

The face of Downtown business is changing and younger it is. Mel Price calls this "the new startup capital for the region," and the signs are everywhere: bike racks as art, public parks, all-glass office fronts and 24/7 energy. "We received 20 new clients our first two weeks in business." Isn't it your time Downtown?

“The positive change down here is real and we're proud to be a part of it.”

Drew Ungvarsky, President, Grow Interactive

Working with huge, internationally known clients is great, but Drew Ungvarsky gets an equal kick from making things happen right next door: "Moving Downtown has been incredible for our employees, our position in the community, and our ability to impact our surroundings." It's a spirit taking hold with new companies moving in every month. And it's only going to grow.


“I’ve noticed a huge shift in culture – there’s pride and a buzz that makes it all feel new and exciting.”

Dani Concepcion, Media Coordinator, Dominion Enterprises

“We call Granby Street the 'Technology Corridor.' It’s wonderful having so many forward-thinking tech companies so close together.”

Josh Fischer, Manager, xTuple

“We chose to locate our first business in Downtown Norfolk because it reminds us of a quaint European city.”

Karine Varga, Owner, Chartreuse Bistro